Geospatial Services

We offer assistance with locating, creating, and archiving location-based data for academic purposes, including faculty research and courses as well as student Capstones. Further learning and software support and geospatial data resources are available in the GIS research guide:


The Geospatial Services Librarian provides the following services:

  • consulting with faculty and instructors on the incorporation of geospatial concepts and tools into courses
  • locating geospatial data, including non-GIS ready datasets and maps
  • assisting faculty and students with introductory use of geospatial tools for academic pursuits
  • archiving geospatial data in the NYU Spatial Data Repository
  • Software Support

Our work with faculty and students includes basic assistance with software and tools such as:

  • ArcGIS (including ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, StoryMaps, and Survey123)
  • QGIS
  • Google Earth Engine
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Carto
  • GeoDa

For additional support outside of these tools, we can help scholars liaise with the Data Services Team at Bobst Library in New York.


The Geospatial Services Librarian offers workshops on a variety of geospatial topics and tools throughout the academic year. Visit our events page for more information about library and CDS workshops.

Contact us for questions about custom course instruction sessions and tutorials.

Spatial Data Repository

The Geospatial Services Librarian can assist with prepping and adding spatial data and scanned maps from research or course projects to the NYU Spatial Data Repository.

Center for Digital Scholarship

Located in the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) provides expert assistance to NYUAD scholars on digital research projects, geospatial data services, guidance and equipment for reformatting media for preservation, incorporating visual media into research and teaching, and support for NYU’s enterprise technology tools. The CDS is also an incubator for faculty-led projects that incorporate library resources, systems, tools, and methodologies.